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Tue. 12:01 p.m.: Weathersfield fire destroys tractor-trailer, damages 2 others

WEATHERSFIELD — A tractor-trailer fire 4 a.m. today at the Petro truck Stop off Salt Springs Road destroyed one truck, caused heavy damage to a second and minor damage to a third vehicle, according to Weathersfield fire officials. No one was injured in the blaze. Weathersfield and McDonald ...

Tue. 10:56 a.m.: Family escapes fire that destroys Warren home

WARREN — An adult and four children escaped a fire that destroyed their home this morning in Warren. City fire crews were dispatched at 12:21 a.m. to 1501 Jefferson St. SW. The family was already outside of the single-story house when firefighters arrived. Red Cross officials were called ...

Tue. 8:51 a.m.: Facebook’s new currency plan is under scrutiny in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook's ambitious plan to create a financial eco-system based on a digital currency faces questions from lawmakers, as it's shadowed by negative comments from President Donald Trump, his treasury secretary and the head of the Federal Reserve. Congress begins two days of ...

Tue. 8:44 a.m.: Trump abortion rule seen as blow against Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taxpayer-funded family planning clinics must stop referring women for abortions immediately, the Trump administration says, declaring it will begin enforcing a new regulation hailed by religious conservatives and denounced by medical organizations and women's rights ...

Tue. 8:36 a.m.: Police to charge suspect in US scientist’s slaying in Crete

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Police on the Greek island of Crete said today that a 27-year-old man will be charged with murder in the slaying of American scientist Suzanne Eaton, whose body was found last week in a tunnel once used as a storage site during World War II. Crete Police chief Lt. Gen. ...

Tue. 8:33 a.m.: North Korea suggests it might lift weapons test moratorium

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea today suggested it might call off its 20-month suspension of nuclear and missile tests because of summertime U.S.-South Korean military drills that the North calls preparation for an eventual invasion. The statement by the North's Foreign Ministry ...

Mon. 2:05 p.m.: Latest Trump tweet-storm fallout escalates

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fallout continues to escalate today over a tweet battle between President Donald Trump and four freshman congresswomen who Trump said should "go back to the broken and crime infested” countries where they came from. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, a former Ohio ...

Mon. 9:18 a.m.: Trump moves to end asylum protections for Central Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration this morning moved to end asylum protections for most Central American migrants in a major escalation of the president's battle to tamp down the number of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. According to a new rule published in the Federal ...

Mon. 9:11 a.m.: Codebreaker Alan Turing to be face of new British banknote

LONDON (AP) — Codebreaker and computing pioneer Alan Turing has been chosen as the face of Britain's new 50 pound note, the Bank of England announced today. Governor Mark Carney said Turing, who did ground-breaking work on computers and artificial intelligence, was "a giant on whose ...

Mon. 9:06 a.m.: EU gives counterterror support package to Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The European Union said today that it has agreed to provide an 8.5 million euro ($9.6 million) package to help Sri Lanka battle terrorism following Easter Sunday bomb attacks that killed more than 250 people. It said EU officials held talks today with Sri Lanka's ...

Mon. 8:59 a.m.: Salvadoran accused of abortion faces retrial, hefty sentence

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A young woman who birthed a baby into a toilet in El Salvador faces a second trial for murder today in a case that has drawn international attention because of the country's highly restrictive abortion laws. Evelyn Beatriz Hern'ndez had already served 33 ...

Mon. 8:49 a.m.: Biden cancer nonprofit suspends operations indefinitely

WASHINGTON (AP) — A nonprofit foundation set up by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden that relied on health care world partnerships to speed a cure for cancer has suspended its operations, it announced this morning. The Biden Cancer Initiative's sudden move to cease its activities ...

Mon. 8:33 a.m.: Trump continues Twitter campaign against 4 congresswomen

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is not apologizing for his weekend tweets that four congresswomen of color should go back to the "broken and crime infested" countries they came from. Instead, Trump tweeted this morning that they ought to apologize to him for past remarks about Israel ...

Fri. 10:25 a.m.: Labor Secretary Acosta resigning amid Epstein deal scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) — Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said this morning he is resigning following renewed scrutiny of his handling of a 2008 secret plea deal with wealthy financier Jeffrey Esptein , who is accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls. President Donald Trump, with ...

Fri. 9:36 a.m.: Tropical Storm Barry’s wind and rain hit Louisiana coast

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Storm Barry's wind and rain began hitting parts of Louisiana this morning as New Orleans and coastal communities braced for a drenching from what could be the season's first hurricane. A hurricane warning was in effect along the Louisiana coast, with forecasters ...

Fri. 9:27 a.m.: China imports from US plunge 31 percent amid tariff war

BEIJING (AP) — China's trade with the United States plunged in June amid a tariff war with Washington over Beijing's technology ambitions that has battered exporters on both sides. Imports of U.S. goods fell 31.4 percent from a year earlier to $9.4 billion, while exports to the American ...

Fri. 9:24 a.m.: R. Kelly arrested again in Chicago on federal sex charges

CHICAGO (AP) — Singer R. Kelly, already facing sexual abuse charges brought by Illinois prosecutors, was arrested in Chicago Thursday on a federal grand jury indictment listing 13 counts including sex crimes and obstruction of justice. U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman Joseph Fitzpatrick said ...

Fri. 9:17 a.m.: Britain sending destroyer to Gulf amid Iranian threats

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran today demanded the British navy release an Iranian oil tanker seized last week off Gibraltar, accusing London of playing a "dangerous game" and threatening retribution, while London announced it was sending a destroyer to the Persian Gulf. The comments from Iran's ...

Fri. 9:11 a.m.: Despite US warnings, Russian S-400 systems land in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The first shipment of a Russian missile defense system has arrived in Turkey, the Turkish Defense Ministry said today, moving the country closer to possible U.S. sanctions and a new standoff with Washington. A Defense Ministry statement said "the first group of ...